The Los Angeles Sparks will have six upcoming unrestricted free agents decisions to make this offseason, and Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike are most certainly at the top of Los Angeles’ to-do list. Chiney made it abundantly clear when addressing her playing future Monday. The two-time WNBA All-Star said she plans to remain teammates with her older sister next season, per WNBA reporter Khristina Williams.
So, where will Nneka play next season?
The older Ogwumike sister took to the podium following the Sparks’ recent season-ending 116-88 loss to the Dallas Wings to speak on her future and remained optimistic regarding Los Angeles.
“I would love to be back,” Nneka said, per the Los Angeles Times.
It was a hectic season in Los Angeles, as the team parted ways with head coach Derek Fisher and star center Liz Cambage throughout the year while the Sparks missed the playoffs for the second-straight season. But individually, Nneka received her seventh All-Star nod this after averaging 18.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.
Chiney’s proclamation of loyalty to her sister comes after a frustrating season with the Sparks in which the 30-year-old averaged seven points and 5.5 rebounds per game on 46.6 percent shooting from the field.
The Sparks finished the season at a disappointing 13-23, but Nneka claimed she’s excited about the future in Los Angeles.
“I would describe this season as living in a house you didn’t build,” Nneka said. “So next year we can build our house. I know the floor plan next year.”
If Nneka’s recent sentiments are any indication, fans shouldn’t be surprised if the Ogwumike sisters share the court in Los Angeles again next season.
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